The Tri-County Mental Health Services Prevention program and the Northland Coalition recently collaborated with Clay and Platte County law enforcement officials to send a strong message against under age drinking.
Platte County Prosecutor Eric G. Zahnd, Platte County Sheriff Richard L. Anderson, Clay County Sheriff Bob Boydston and Clay County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel White sent letters to parents in early November. With recent arrests and upcoming holiday activities, the letter was very timely.
The communications emphasized a strong zero tolerance message, with consequences and information resources, regarding underage drinking.The letters emphasized that not only is a youthful offender subject to arrest, but adults providing alcohol also face criminal charges. If a young person is injured or dies because of the alcohol one provided, the civil liability is huge.
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